How the Russian oil and gas exports to Europe effect the Europe Russia Geopolitical and economic relations?. Nadav Avni. Petroleum & Energy: Geopolitics, Economics, Strategy & Security Dr. Amit Mor IDC, Herzliya Lauder School of Government. Background.
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Petroleum & Energy:
Geopolitics, Economics, Strategy & Security Dr. Amit MorIDC, HerzliyaLauder School of Government
In 1999 elections to President took place in Russia. Vladimir Putin, Russia’s 5th Prime Minister and a favored candidate by Boris Yeltsin President of Russia at that time won the elections and took office. Putin in his first term as President, between 1999 to 2003 was very interested to open the Russian energy market to Western energy companies and sign an energy partnership with the USA.
This was an examples among many others which occurred in the last couple of years with Putin’s Russia (until 2008) and now with Medvedev’s Russia (since 2008), when Russia’s energy played a major role in The Russian European Geopolitical and economic relations regarding who says the final word and how the decision would look like.